Chinese guardian lions

Since the introduction of the lion symbolism from Indian culture especially through Buddhist symbolism, statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of...

Chinese culture after the Cultural Revolution

Written by Angela Stanzel. The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (文化大革命), initiated by Mao Zedong as part of China’s social and political transformation in 1966, changed the...

Three most famous ancient caves

Mogao Caves at Dunhuang Also known as the Thousand Buddha Grottoes (千佛洞), form a system of 492 temples 25 km (16 mi) southeast of the center of...

Chinese dragon

Historically, the dragon was associated with the Emperor of China and used a symbol to represent imperial power. The founder of Han dynasty Liu...

Why Ancient Chinese sculptors Seldom Left Their Names on Sculptures?

Ancient Chinese philosophy valued the idea of sharing and thought little about property rights. Besides, arts and crafts were considered a business of lower...

Chinese ritual bronzes

Bronzes are some of the most important pieces of ancient Chinese art. The Chinese Bronze Age began in the Xia Dynasty (ca. 2070 – ca. 1600 BC), and bronze...

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